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PBNA-Boosher
02-14-2005, 12:50 PM
I went to my friend's sister's funeral today. A lot of people from my school were there as well. It was somewhat odd, trying to fit 300 people in a room that only sat about 100. My mom was crying her eyes out, I ended up having to drive her home. (my permit wasn't in the car)
The funeral itself was for a girl who had cancer. She was only 19 years old when she died. It was actually quite uplifting, and it was a very good ceremony.
At the end, as they brought the coffin out to the hearse, it started to snow. Almost like a symbol from my friend's sister herself, as the funeral procession started and the hearse started to move, the snow (the flakes were actually a lot larger than normal) started to flow around the hearse and the companion cars in the procession. The snow kept flowing around it even though the cars were moving. I wrote a poem about it. I wanted to share it with you guys, because, so suddenly, in this past week 3 people I know either lost sisters or friends. They were all buried today, on Valentine's Day. As for my friend's sister, how more fitting a day to be buried than on a day celebrating your favorite 2D shape, the heart?

The poem is untitled:

Glistening white snow falls softly,
Cleansing the hearts of all who outlast
Each one€s sorrows bleeding loft€ly
Like her love€s knives piercing the past.

Mem€ries burning hard turn ashen
The snow drops gently on our face
Oddly warm with her own passion
She holds tight her last long embrace

PBNA-Boosher
02-14-2005, 12:50 PM
I went to my friend's sister's funeral today. A lot of people from my school were there as well. It was somewhat odd, trying to fit 300 people in a room that only sat about 100. My mom was crying her eyes out, I ended up having to drive her home. (my permit wasn't in the car)
The funeral itself was for a girl who had cancer. She was only 19 years old when she died. It was actually quite uplifting, and it was a very good ceremony.
At the end, as they brought the coffin out to the hearse, it started to snow. Almost like a symbol from my friend's sister herself, as the funeral procession started and the hearse started to move, the snow (the flakes were actually a lot larger than normal) started to flow around the hearse and the companion cars in the procession. The snow kept flowing around it even though the cars were moving. I wrote a poem about it. I wanted to share it with you guys, because, so suddenly, in this past week 3 people I know either lost sisters or friends. They were all buried today, on Valentine's Day. As for my friend's sister, how more fitting a day to be buried than on a day celebrating your favorite 2D shape, the heart?

The poem is untitled:

Glistening white snow falls softly,
Cleansing the hearts of all who outlast
Each one€s sorrows bleeding loft€ly
Like her love€s knives piercing the past.

Mem€ries burning hard turn ashen
The snow drops gently on our face
Oddly warm with her own passion
She holds tight her last long embrace

Doc_Hollydayz
02-14-2005, 01:17 PM
Beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

skabbe
02-14-2005, 01:20 PM
poems like that should never be needed to be writen. but they are, and what a great way write it. sorry for your young loss...

73GIAP_Milan
02-14-2005, 01:47 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif that is how cruel life can be..

i know exactly how, as i've lost more then 1 friend to cancer...including my own mother..

Very good luck to you and to the family of that girl Boosher, i know how they feel right now, and they can use every bit of support and guidance they can get.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

"Be" there for them...

that poem is great

T_O_A_D
02-14-2005, 02:05 PM
Everone who had apost in here and lost it pretty much knows why.

We are a community , some what a family. Treat it as such. If in any way we can help a fellow sim enthusiest in time of need, I don't have a problem with personal OT post. Until they get out of hand as this one was leading to. If it does again I'll or one of the mods will close it and the original poster will understand.

Sorry for the loss and I'm glad in a way you have had a chance to endure a part of growing up today.

Jasko76
02-14-2005, 02:12 PM
Sorry TOAD!

Some comments make me sick, that's why I had to say what I said. I care for my friends around here. Sorry I took the bait!

T_O_A_D
02-14-2005, 02:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jasko76:
Sorry TOAD!

Some comments make me sick, that's why I had to say what I said. I care for my friends around here. Sorry I took the bait! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I understand Jasko76 thats why I removed all of them repliyng to the none sensitive post. No one got banned since I stopped it fairly soon although some oen could of very easily for it. Being a friend of a freind, I gave em a break this time.

Taylortony
02-14-2005, 02:27 PM
So you went then Boosh............. It will have been appreciated by your friend..such a tragic loss at an early age, your poetry does her justice and comes from the heart.

AlmightyTallest
02-14-2005, 03:02 PM
It was good that you decided to go to the funeral Boosher. That is a beautiful poem to a friend.

Know that regardless of your religion or beliefs, those you care about will always be alive in your heart, and in your memories.

trumper
02-14-2005, 03:26 PM
S Boosher,well done,be there for them when they need you,don't mourn too long i doubt the young Lady would want that.
Enjoy everyday as it comes, S.

VOL_Hans
02-14-2005, 03:36 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Well said Boosher, well said.

Prangerman
02-14-2005, 03:45 PM
Boosh - I can only offer my condolensces, for what it's worth.

tsisqua
02-14-2005, 05:05 PM
My condolances, Boosher, to you and this girls family. Cancer is a terrible disease, and can strike anyone at any age http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

You are a very mature young man, apparently more so than others here, from what I see of TOAD's comments. I never think of you as a kid . . . . but, don't forget to be a kid once in awhile . . .

Because, as you have seen, life is too short.

God Bless

Tsisqua

Diablo310th
02-14-2005, 05:24 PM
Beautiful poem Boosher. I think most of us here can appreciate the feelings involved in it. I myself in the last month have lost a friend and an uncle.

badaboom.1
02-14-2005, 05:27 PM
Very eloquent poem bosh,You did your friends sister a great justice composing it,I hope you shared it with her family.

carguy_
02-14-2005, 05:32 PM
memento mori ;`(

necrobaron
02-15-2005, 02:16 AM
Quite a tragedy, Boosh. My condolences to all concerned... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


It really is pathetic that a harmless thread like this needed a mod's intervention because of the gall of certain posters. Reminds me why I don't post here much anymore.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

VF-29_Sandman
02-15-2005, 05:45 AM
5 stars on the poem. r.i.p.

womenfly
02-15-2005, 06:17 AM
Family, friends and loved ones never pass, for they will always be with us in our hearts.

Very well said Boosher ..... now give me a minute to stop crying, please..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

73GIAP_Milan
02-15-2005, 08:40 AM
Well, the post where Jasko and I replied to was just....well, I won't just start all over again..

It really tripped on my heart and in a rush of anger i reacted to this post, so i'm offering an open apology here...
I know exactly how Boosher (and the girl's family) must feel as i've gone the same road once myself...

Good thing that TOAD stepped in and deleted the offensive posts..

Once again; My apologies..